Like a star pupil, City of Decatur Schools stands alone.
According to the AJC, Decatur’s charter school application was the only one that recently met the approval of a state review committee. According to the paper, the State Broad of Ed is also expected to give a final nod to Decatur’s application.
Like less motivated students, the other four districts were told their applications needed revision. Marietta City; Gainesville City; Warren County, near Augusta; and Chattahoochee County, near Columbus were recently informed that their plans to achieve goals and improve student performance were too darn vague and needed beefing up.
You gotta give CDS and all involved (including residents) a lot of credit for this achievement. It’s just further evidence that we really think about and consider policy in this city. We don’t just jump blindly into things seeking approval and funding like…ahem…some folks.
Now it really sounds like Decatur will be the state’s poster child for its new, unique charter school system.
As a result, will we begin seeing strong conservative support from the capitol for the state’s most liberal city?